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Five Catalan politicians prosecuted for allowing independence laws to be debated in parliament

By Monday May 7th, 2018 No Comments

ACN – 05.07.2018

Five Catalan politicians prosecuted for allowing independence laws to be debated in parliament appeared before Spain’s Supreme Court on Monday, where judge Pablo Llarena told them they face criminal charges of disobedience. As former members of the Catalan parliament bureau, they asserted their right to parliamentary immunity and asked for the preemptive measures that they are subject to since last November to be lifted.

Guinó, Corominas, Simó, Barrufet and Nuet are under investigation for allowing the parliament to vote on bills that provided a legal framework for last October’s referendum and the subsequent declaration of independence, all deemed illegal by Spain.

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Along with these five politicians, will be appeared in court dismissed ministers Meritxell Borràs and Carles Mundó, ex-minister Santi Vila and the former MP Mireia Boya.